We’re havin’ a tech week!
Innovation doesn’t just happen in Silicon Valley, so in the Summer Commune spirit we wanted to showcase Bloomington’s already vibrant tech scene.
Summer Commune isn’t a tech company, though I guess the idea did germinate from a blog post. While we do have a file cabinet full of criticisms about the current state of technology, we find a few things particularly exciting about what happens in the tech world. The tech companies who are having a major impact on the world are the ones who aim for disruption: crowdsourcing capital, freeing information, and making catching a lift uber convenient. Summer Commune shares kinship with these organizations in our desire to radically reimagine and transform our daily lives for the better.
That famous internet cat already travels across the same communication lines as inflammatory political ideologies. If we want to make sure that our progressive visions for the future are not tuned out, we need to fully understand and build frameworks to amplify the stories that we want to tell. So please join us this week for more conversations around technology and the internet.
On Wednesday evening, Social Media Forum: What’s Cool & What’s Lame About How You Use The Social Internet? We’re having an open forum about social media led by our most recently arrived communer, Carrie. It’ll be a casual conversation about how people use social media… over a few beers. At our co-working space from 5-7 at 615 N Fairview St.
Later that night we’ll head to The Public Hack at Bloominglabs, Bloomington’s own hackerspace to check out their public hack from 7-9. Come build projects, ask questions, teach things, and learn stuff.
On Thursday night at 6pm join us at Ignite Bloominton 12, an event where presenters give impassioned 5 minute talk over 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. There will be talks about The Stories that Shape our Lives, Cross-Cultural Mis-Communications, and How To Start A Summer Commune.
And at the end of the week we’re eschewing technology for a good old fashioned campout.
See you there!